city of henderson2017HENDERSON, Ky. (7/31/19) — For the first time this summer season, the Ohio River has dropped low enough and will remain that way so the city of Henderson can clean out the silt that has accumulated at the riverfront boat ramps, city officials reported.

“The forecast looks like the river is going to stay down for at least two weeks so we can get it done,” Public Works Director Brian Williams stated.

Williams explained the Third Street boat ramp is particularly in need, because the up and down movement of the river has caused a problem with silt accumulation this summer. The Second Street ramp is slightly better.

“We’re going to hire a contractor to bring a long-arm excavator and pull out the silt,” Williams said. It will be piled between the downtown ramps until it is dried out and can be removed. “Once we start work it shouldn’t take very long to get it done."

The work is expected to begin around Aug. 7. Williams suggested that boaters avoid the Third Street ramp until the work can be complete, and to use the Second Street ramp, instead. Hays Ramp is also available for boat launching.

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